Character Sketches 2023



The response to Cedar City Library's flagship art program, "Character Sketches," has been unbelievable. At the end of 2022, the program boasted 213 sessions, 145 individual models, and 2,396 attendees.

Tentative Schedule
Tentative Character Tentative Date
Model in cher's whites honoring "National Spaghetti Day." 1/4/2023
Only 2% of the population have naturally red hair. Join us for "National KIss a Ginger Day." 


Acual day: 1/12/2023

Mary Poppins. 1/18/2023
Waldo - Inspired by where's Waldo. 1/25/2023
Delores Umbridge (Harry Potter character) 2/1/2023
Joe or Jerry - Inspired by the Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon characters in "Some Like it Hot." 2/8/2023
Ursula (Little Mermaid) 2/15/2023
Sinbad 2/22/2023
Miss Mona Stangley - the Madam from ("Best Little Whorehouse in Texas). 3/1/2023
King Kemehameha I 3/8/2023
Inspired by St. Patricks Day. 3/15/2023
Pecos Bill 3/22/2023
Daddy Warbucks (Annie). Modeled by Mayor Garth Green. 3/29/2023
Inspired by Junior Prom. 4/5/2023
Dr. Strange (Marvel Comics). 4/12/2023
Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty). To be modeled by the Director of the Library Division of the State of Utah, Chaundra Johnson. 4/19/2023
Soldier - Inspired by the Battle of Lexington and Concord; 248 years ago (4/19/2022). 4/26/2022
Catwoman (DC Comics). 5/3/2023
Emporer Claudius - Inspired by Roman sculpture. 5/10/2023
Jockeys - Inspired by the Kentucky Durby. 5/17/2023
Clara Barton 5/24/2023
Magenta ("Rocky Horror Picture Show"). 5/31/2023
Mad Hatter (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). 6/7/2023
Dorothy Gale ("Wizard of Oz" or "The Wiz"). 6/14/2023
A "Newsie" - Inspired by "Newsies." 6/21/2023
Inspired by "Handmaids Tale."  6/23/2023
Benjamin Franklin 7/5/2023
Inspired by Wimbledon 7/12/2023
George of the Jungle 7/19/2023
Sabriel from books by Garth Nix 7/26/2023
Bottom the Ass - from Shakespeare's "A Mid-summer Night's Dream." 8/2/2023
Madeline 8/9/2023
Inspired by "Lord of the Flies." 8/16/2023
Spider Gwen (Spider Woman), Marvel Comics 8/23/2023
Popeye 8/30/2023
Frances "Baby" Houseman ("Dirty Dancing").  9/6/2023
Rambo 9/13/2023
A Stepford wife - Inspired by "The Stepford Wives." 9/20/2023
Vito Corleone - Inspired by "The Godfather." 9/27/2023
May Day - Inspired by the women of the James Bond franchise. 10/4/2023
Percy Blakeney, "The Scarlet Pimpernel." 10/11/2023
Morticia Addams, "The Addams Family." 10/18/2023
Riff Raff, "Rocky Horror Pictue Show." 10/25/2023
Celie Johnson, "The Color Purple." 11/1/2023
Rasputin, mysitcal advisor to the court of Czar Nicholas II of Russia. 11/8/2023
Marge Gunderson, "Fargo." 11/15/2023
Mr. Tumnus (repeat characte from prior years). Character created by CS Lewis.  11/26/2023 Birthday of CS Lewis.
MMA Figheter 12/6/2023
Tiny Tim, "Christmas Carol." 12/23/2023
A Christmas character like Mrs. Claus, an elf, or the Grinch. 12/20/2023

"Character Sketches" is for anyone who likes to sketch, draw, or paint. Sometimes we even have photographers. There is no "teacher." Just come and practice. One thing we constantly hear from new participants is, "Gee. I wish I could draw like that." The answer from the "seasoned" participants is, "Practice. Practice. Practice."

Though subject to change, the tentative calendar for this year's program on on the right.

Costumes for models are character appropraite. They may range from flowing gowns to loincloths, but models are always draped.

Please check our Facebook and Instagram sites for weekly updates.

Links to Previous Years
Images from 2022
Images from 2021
Images from 2020
Images from 2019
Images from 2018








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Ryan Craig as Waldo

"Where's Waldo?" is a British series of children's puzzle books created by English illustrator Martin Handford. The books consist of a series of detailed double-page spread illustrations depicting dozens or more people doing a variety of amusing things at a given location.


LeeAnn Adams as Mary Poppins.

Jane and Michael Banks's new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says.

Click here for all images of Mary Poppins.


Nation Ginger Day Celebration January 12th. Model: Jill Shirts.

Red hair has always been unique and striking to all of us. While many redheads are unfortunately subject to jokes and mockery, we all love their fiery tresses. Red hair occurs naturally in only 2% of the population.

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January 4 is National Spaghetti Day. Model Daniel Orgeta, graduated culinary school in 2017 and is currently the Chef at the Northfield Cafe, located inside the Cedar City Hospital.

Click here for all images of Daniel Ortega (National Spaghetti Day).